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California Historical Society

The mission of the California Historical Society is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.

The current CHS headquarters accommodate the administrative offices, North Baker Research Library, exhibition galleries, and museum store.

* Keeps an active public program schedule, including exhibitions, lectures, and other public events.
* The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
* The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information:

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 357-1848 x220 Reference desk
(415) 357-1850 Fax

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Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission
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by Marinship (Firm)
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Description : Film made for Marinship Corporation between 1944 and 1945 documenting the Sausalito shipyard's wartime operations. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Film box 13 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Topics: californialightandsound, Shipbuilding--United States--20th century--History, World War,...
Description : 1933 film footage of downtown San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf, and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
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Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco (Calif.), Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco, Calif.), San...
California Historical Society
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Description : Film footage of the first game of the Gay Community Softball League, playing against the San Francisco Police Department in 1974. Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: Super 8mm Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of CHS. All requests to reproduce, publish,...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco (Calif.), home movie
California Historical Society
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Description : Film footage of the 1906 earthquake and fire. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. ĂĄTransmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
California Historical Society
by Adams, Thomas Caldwell
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Description : Footage of Donner Lake and Pass, and Sacramento, including the California State Capitol, Sacramento River, and Tower Bridge. Note : Film dates from circa 1925-1935. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
Topics: californialightandsound, Donner Lake (Calif.), Donner Pass (Calif.), Sacramento (Calif.), home movie
California Historical Society
by Kirk, Charles G., Col.
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Description : Film footage of tourists in Tijuana and Agua Caliente. Includes buildings and businesses, and a few seconds of Route 66. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico), Agua Caliente (Baja California,...
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Description : Video recording created by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documenting Fountaingrove Ranch in Santa Rosa, California. Note on original tape : "Fountaingrove Ranch -- Santa Rosa, with Gaye LeBaron 5-23-75" Collection Guide : Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) records Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : MS 3980; Video tape 1 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual...
Topics: californialightandsound, Historic buildings--California--Santa Rosa, Historic American Buildings...
California Historical Society
by Hamber, Jane
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Description : Film footage of the 1965 March 17 opening day festivities for the Trade Fair department store in Napa County. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
Topics: californialightandsound, Department stores--California--Napa County, home movie
California Historical Society
by Adams, Thomas Caldwell
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Description : Film footage of San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, ferries in San Francisco Bay, and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge; shipwreck near Seal Rocks; Los Angeles County, including Colorado Street Bridge and streets; highway tunnels; Pony Express plaque; Hotel Riverside; water treatment plant; laboratory (probably at Cal Tech). Includes footage of city and government buildings as yet unidentified. Note : Film dates from circa 1925-1935. Source : 1 Reel of...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Shipwrecks, Los Angeles County (Calif.), San Francisco (Calif.), home movie
California Historical Society
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Description : Amateur movie of children and the piggery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 18 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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Description : Amateur movie of the baby nursery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 5 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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Description : Amateur movie of the baby nursery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 6 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones preaching at the Peoples Temple Church in Los Angeles during a likely healing service. Includes brief clips of scenes from the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 41 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
California Historical Society
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Description : Amateur movie documenting children and work at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 21 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
California Historical Society
by Armor, Albert
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Description : This film includes footage taken at the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939, the Rose Bowl parade and football game and Armor family Christmas scenes. Note in can :The Bay; World's Fair 1939 C.H. & Allieise [?]; Mexican Ehib; Clipper ship; G.E. Ehib; Rose Bowl (Shirley Temple); Rose Bowl Game; Xmas 1939 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Amateur films, home movie
Description : Amateur movie of Peoples Temple members at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 7 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Note : Much of the footage after 00:01:55 is overexposed. Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including residents sharing a large meal together. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 12 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
California Historical Society
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Note : Leader section in film from 00:03:17-00:03:26. Description : Amateur movie recording an early visit of Jim and Marceline Jones to Jonestown, including footage of their arrival and of Jonestown residents promoting the settlement. Includes aerial views of Georgetown and Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Note : Abrupt splices throughout. Tramlines, existing tape splices. Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones promoting Jonestown by showing and describing its amenities, including chicken coops, pastures, the piggery, warehouses, crops, living quarters, heavy machinery, and the radio tower. Includes footage of Jones interviewing Jonestown children, and Pop and Mom Jackson. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
California Historical Society
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Description : Amateur movie of the piggery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 16 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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Description : Amateur movie documenting work at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 20 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
California Historical Society
by Toyoshima, Joe
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Description : Sound recording of Joe Toyoshima's 1966 interview with Upton Sinclair in his Monrovia home documenting Sinclair's literary and political career, mostly in Southern California. Notable topics include: Sinclair's role in the Liberty Hill strike in San Pedro and the formation of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California; the End Poverty in California (EPIC) plan and Sinclair's 1934 campaign for governor; the cooperative movement in California; the motion...
Topics: californialightandsound, Strikes and lockouts--California--San Pedro, Political...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Historical Society
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Description : Film footage of a Golden Gate Bridge celebration. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.), San Francisco (Calif.), home...
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Note : Distortion and radio noises in original recording. Call Number : MS 4136; Audio tape 1 Description : Ham radio transmissions between Peoples Temple members in Guyana and San Francisco, California, intercepted by amateur radio station W6FWX in San Francisco. Jim Jones and other Peoples Temple members discuss the group's supporters and detractors, including Mayor George Moscone and California State Assemblyman Willie Brown, and other issues affecting the group. Note on original label l:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Note : No image in tail section. Description : Amateur movie recording singer Deanna Wilkinson and band performing a Jonestown-inspired version of the song "You are so beautiful to me" at the Jonestown pavilion. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 31 Rights : Rights are owned by the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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by Peoples Temple
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones promoting Jonestown by showing and describing its amenities, including living quarters, cleared fields, chickens, generators, and power lines. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 32 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS)....
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
California Historical Society
by Armor, Albert
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Description : This film depicts cotton planting, weeding, picking and mechanical harvesting on Elmer von Glahn's farm in Corcoran, California. Note in can : Cotton planting growing weeding picking -- mechanical harvester dumping into truck good photography good color rainbow -- Elmer flying over fields -- no need to tape. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may...
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California--San Joaquin Valley
California Historical Society
by Armor, Albert
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Description : This film contains footage of cotton harvesting, weighing of cotton bales, cattle pens and cattle branding on the Elmer von Glahn farm in Corcoran, California Note in can : Cotton, kids in field, gin, weighing bale, loading, cattle pens, de-horning, branding. Elmer Von Glahn. no need to tape. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California--San Joaquin Valley
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Description : Amateur movie documenting the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 17 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Finding Aid : Peoples Temple records Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jonestown (Guyana)
California Historical Society
by Armor, Albert
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Description : This film depicts the Armor family's trip to their cabin in the Doyle Springs Association, near the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Tule River, in the Sierra Nevada. Film shows summer activities such as golfing, tennis, swimming and sunbathing; also shows Doyle Spring Association in winter months. Note in can : Doyles '38 Boswell cabin, Armor cabin, The center west back yard, 7 falls winter, Hoskot cabin Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This...
Topics: californialightandsound, Amateur films, home movie
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Description : Amateur movie recording a performance of the song "Yesterday" by a woman singer and band and a comedy skit at the Jonestown pavilion. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 26 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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Note : Tramlines and rubs, dirty tape splices. Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones showing and describing supplies and provisions in the Jonestown warehouse. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 23 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
California Historical Society
by Armor, Albert
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Description : This film depicts flooding in the Tulare Lake basin, at Cross Creek and in nearby levees; possibly Elmer Von Glahn's farm; flocks of pelicans and pelican chicks at Tulare Lake. Note in can : 1938, Flood, Driving alone Tulare Lk, Farm land shoots, Elmer Von Glahn? Road at Doyles Flood, Cabin washed out. 50 levees bldg, flood scenes "Cross Creek" May 23 1938 Ap. 1938 El Rico Dist. Woodie, Wilma, Birds Pelicans (white) Flocks! photo by A.A. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm...
Topics: californialightandsound, Amateur films, home movie
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Note : Very dark for evening material at end. Description : Amateur movie recording young men playing basketball and children playing at Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 25 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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Description : Video recording created by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documenting Pisgah Home in Los Angeles; and Point Loma in San Diego. Note on original tape : "Pisgah Home, L.A. (#1 and 2) -- Exteriors, Old Pisgah Grande, Evening Service, Lunch (with song and lecture) 6-2-75". Note on original tape 5: "Pisgah Home (#3) 6-3-75 14 min. -- Upstairs, Exteriors, Print Shop; Point Loma -- 6 min. Iverson Harris" Collection Guide : Historic American Buildings...
Topics: californialightandsound, Historic buildings--California--Los Angeles, Point Loma (San Diego,...
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Note : Much of the footage after 00:01:55 is overexposed. Description : Amateur movie recording a children's parade in Jonestown, with children in costume, playing. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 28 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
California Historical Society
by Armor, Albert
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Description : The film depicts Anne Armor's first birthday celebration, playing with her friend Sue Boswell and swimming in the pool at the family's summer cabin in Doyle, California. Note in can : 1st Birthday ; Doyle's pool, Indian Headress in the River, Back in Cor. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Amateur films, home movie
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Note : Machine noise, conversation is inaudible. Description : Amateur movie recording a meeting of Guyanese officials and Jonestown residents, possibly in Port Kaituma, Guyana. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 38 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Description : Amateur movie recording two women singers and a band performing at the Jonestown pavilion. The second singer is Deanna Wilkinson. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 22 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
California Historical Society
by Cobble, Sue
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Description : Sound recording of Sue Cobble's 1976 interviews with Caroline Decker Gladstein documenting her experiences as a Communist Party activist and labor organizer in the 1920s and 1930s across the United States. Topics include: the 1931 Harlan County, Kentucky, coal miners' strike; Communist organizing campaigns in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and California; the Cannery and Agricultural Workers Industrial Union; and farm workers' strikes in California. Collection Guide : Finding aid to the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Strikes and lockouts--Agricultural laborers--California, Strikes and...
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8" audiocassette
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Description : Video recording created by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documenting the San Francisco Zen Center's Green Gulch Ranch in Marin County. Note on original tape : "Meeting; Exteriors; LS of farm" Collection Guide : Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) records Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : MS 3980; Video tape 3 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation...
Topics: californialightandsound, Historic American Buildings Survey, San Francisco Zen Center
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jonestown children at school, singing, and dancing, and women making dolls and stuffed animals. Also includes footage of Jonestown products, including wooden toys, children's games, and soap. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 33 Rights : Rights are owned by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Note : Distortion and static in original recording. Call Number : MS 4136; Audio tape 2 Description : Ham radio transmissions between Peoples Temple members in Guyana and San Francisco, California, intercepted by amateur radio station W6FWX in San Francisco. Much of the conversation is conducted in coded language. Note on original label l: 9:15 PM (Dupe Tape) People's Temple, transcripts of radio communications taken on August 8, 1977 on 14.345 MHz by Amateur Station W6FWX Rights : Copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Historical Society
by Peoples Temple
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jonestown nursery and school scenes, including women and infants in the Jonestown nursery, women reading to and singing with children, and children in the Jonestown school. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 13 Rights : Rights are owned by the California...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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by Peoples Temple
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones and his family singing "United Forever." Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 19 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Finding Aid : Peoples Temple records Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Jones, Jim, 1931-1978
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Description : Video recording created by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documenting the Happy Valley School in Ojai, California; and Krotona/Ojai, California. Note on original tape : Tape #6: "Ojai Valley -- Happy Valley School #1 -- Group Discussion (20 min.)". Tape #7: "Ojai Valley -- Happy Valley School: Group, Exteriors, Land (12 min.); Krotona/Ojai -- Entry signs, Exterior, C. Mayes and B. Warrington (8 min.) 6-6-75". Collection Guide : Historic American...
Topics: californialightandsound, Historic American Buildings Survey, Happy Valley School (Ojai, Calif.)
California Historical Society
by Armor, Albert
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Note : Program begins at 00:00:17. Upside down film at beginning is unrelated content used as leader. Description : This film depicts the Armor family at home in Corcoran, California and a visit to the beach on the Southern California coast with J.G. Boswell's mother and grandmother. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or...
Topics: californialightandsound, Amateur films, home movie
Description : Video recording created by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documenting the ruins at Llano, California; and the San Francisco Zen Center. Note on original tape : "San Francisco Zen Center, Page St. -- Interiors, Store, Bell Ringing, Drum, 15 min. 7-17-75; Llano -- at the ruins w/ Millie Calvert, 5 min. 6-5-75" Collection Guide : Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) records Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : MS 3980; Video tape 2...
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Description : Sound recording of Lucille Kendall's November 7, 1979, interview with San Francisco labor organizer Louis Goldblatt documenting his involvement in the labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s in San Francisco, Calif., and throughout the Pacific Coast, as well as the history of the San Francisco hotel strikes of 1937 and 1941-1942. Collection Guide : Goldblatt (Louis) Oral History Manuscript Call Number : MS 3538 Cassette Call Number : CT 53.1-53.2 Rights : Rights are owned by the...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8" audiocassette (2 track stereo master)
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Description : This film depicts the harvesting of grain on Elmer von Glahn's farm in Corcoran, California. Note in can : Albie, Tink? Grain Harvest #2 Elmer; Central Valley Warehouse & Milling Co. Elmer Von Glahn US Flag Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity...
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Description : Amateur movie recording a children's parade in Jonestown, with children in costume, playing. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 36 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online....
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Description : This film depicts Bill Armor's first birthday and first haircut; playing with sister Anne at their Corcoran home; and a family trip to their cabin at Doyle Spring Association. Note inside original container : "Corcoran 1946, Doyle's 1946, Playing in water, Bills First Haircut 1946. Do not show to strangers Bill -- nude". Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
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Description : Amateur movie recording a children's parade in Jonestown, with children in costume, playing. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 29 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online....
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Description : Amateur movie recording teacher Tom Grubbs quizzing Jonestown schoolchildren on logic, with Jim Jones in background. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 24 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized...
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones showing and describing supplies and provisions in the Jonestown warehouse. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 39 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work...
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Description : Amateur movie recording aerial views of Georgetown, Guyana, and Jonestown scenes, including crops, the chimpanzee Mr. Muggs' cage, and buildings. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 27 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to...
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Description : The film depicts Elmer Von Glahn and the machinery used in his cotton and grain harvesting operation. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission...
Topics: californialightandsound, Agriculture--California--San Joaquin Valley
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Note : Overexposed footage. Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including the nursery, piggery, pavilion, and other buildings; agricultural equipment; and the settlement's early residents and construction crew. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 9 Rights : Rights are owned...
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Note : No image from 00:01:32-00:01:55. Aerial footage begins 00:01:55. Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown settlers planting fields with local indigenous people and aerial footage of the Jonestown site. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 10 Rights : Rights are owned by the California...
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Call Number : Ms 3800; Film reel 15 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Finding Aid : Peoples Temple records Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of CHS. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials, and all...
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Description : Film footage of the 1946 California Spring Garden Show in Oakland, California. Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of...
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Description : This film includes images of Tulare Lake, possibly the Kern River and methods of irrigation for the harvesting of grain in Corcoran, California by Elmer von Glahn. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
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Note : Exteriors are overexposed. Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including fields and crops, and residents sharing a large meal together. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 11 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given...
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Description : The film depicts the stages of growth in the life of cotton from the planting of seeds to harvesting and transporting. The cotton was harvested for the J.G. Boswell Company in Corcoran, California. The film was taken between the late 1930s and early 1940s. Also includes footage of work done on the Goldberg levees and a J.G. Boswell float in a parade. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Cotton industry--California--Kings County
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Description : Amateur movie recording elderly Jonestown residents Pop and Mom Jackson discussing scripture and the "promised land" outside of their cottage in Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 14 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has...
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Description : Sound recording of Lucille Kendall's interviews with Clemmie Shuck Barry documenting Barry's activities as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) in the 1930s, her involvement in the Communist Party in San Francisco in the late 1930s and 1940s, and her efforts to integrate housing in Marin County, Calif., in the 1950s. Collection Guide : Barry (Clemmie S.) Oral History Manuscript Call Number : MS 3251 Cassette Call Number : CT 21.1-21.9 Rights : Rights...
Topics: californialightandsound, Barry, Clemmie Shuck, Strikes and lockouts--Clothing trade--Virginia,...
Source: 9 Tapes of 9: 1/8" audiocassette (2 track stereo master)
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Description : This film shows various scenes filmed in the Central Valley of California including the Kings River, pelicans (possibly at Tulare Lake), and gliders in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Note in can : Doyles fisherman; Pelicans 146 Colonial Wilma Flaus Bertha, Peggy, Water again*; Kings River, Buggy Rides, Shufle d -- Doyles, Bertha, Woodie, Mt. Rd Sierras Somewhere, Flaus, Wilma, Berta, Train, Foothills, Plane Gliders. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status...
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Note : Audio comes in at 00:00:35. Description : Amateur movie documenting the relationship between George Moscone and Albert E. Kahn and Peoples Temple. Call Number : MS 3800; Reel 8 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Finding Aid : Peoples Temple records Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
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Description : This film depicts Anne Armor's baptism and includes footage of Anne as a very young girl at her family's home in Corcoran, California. Note in can : Anne 1943; Berta & box; Berta & Anne at Tulare Lake; A.A. 1944; Berta & Anne 1944; Anne's Baptism; Nancy; Harold & Peggy Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms...
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Description : Sound recording of Lucille Kendall's 1976-1977 interview with radical activist Elaine Black Yoneda. The interview documents Yoneda's activism with the International Labor Defense, International Longshoremen's Association's Defense Committee, Communist party, and various other labor and civil rights movements in California. Collection Guide : Finding aid to the Elaine Black Yoneda oral history Manuscript Call Number : MS 3524 Cassette Call Number : CT 26.1-26.14 Rights : Rights are...
Topics: californialightandsound, Employee rights, General Strike, San Francisco, Calif., 1934, Interracial...
Source: 14 Tapes of 14: 1/8" audiocassette
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Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown settlers showing heavy agricultural equipment. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 34 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or...
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Description : The film depicts Elmer Von Glahn on his land in Kings County, California; construction of irrigation ditch and planting seeds. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education...
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Description : This film depicts siblings Anne and Bill Armor through the summer of 1948. In the film Anne and Bill play dress up; celebrate Anne's fifth birthday and Bill's third birthday; attend a wedding where Anne is the flower girl and celebrate Anne's first day of school. Note in can : Anne & Bill -- May 1948 -- Dressed up & monkey -- Anne's 5th Birthday, 1948; Bill's 3rd Birthday 1948; Carolyn's Wedding 1948; Kay Bert & Mike June 1948; Anne's 1st day of school -- Sept 13,...
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Description : This film depicts the Armor's trip to the historic La Quinta Resort in La Quinta, California and Christmas that the Armor's home in Corcoran, California in 1947. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
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Description : This film depicts newborn Anne Armor's first days upon arrival at the Armor family home in Corcoran, California and her first trip to the family's cabin in Doyle, California. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This...
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